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In the spotlight

The inaugural Miami Urban Music and Film Festival (MUMFF) is preparing to shine the spotlight on South Florida and make an impressive debut with a lineup of events to cultivate a stronger and successful entertainment industry among urban producers.

Fun & learning

There is no better place to have a great, free time with the kids while learning about after-school enrichment activities, low-cost health insurance, services for children with special needs, and health and nutrition, than at The Children’s Trust Family Expo ...

lifestyle happenings

Booker T. Washington Class of 1962 will meet 4 p.m. Sat. Sept. 6 at the African Heritage Cultural Center. Call 305-691-1333. The American Heart Association will host CPR Day 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Sept. 6. The Miami Jackson Class of ...

Canes off to a slow start

It is definitely too early in the college football season to rule out the Miami hurricanes after a season opening loss on the road at Louisville. Canes fans were outraged about numerous things in the 31-13 loss and many voiced ...

Choir Director 2 hits all the right notes

You just can’t do it. Call it cold feet, bad timing, or whatever – but you just can’t do it. Your feet are dug in. It ain’t happenin’. At least, not now. But, as in the new novel “The Choir ...

Documentary explores the real Miami through tough streets and broken dreams

It’s raw, gritty and electrifying. The new online documentary series The Field: Miami by Worldstar Hip Hop Films, gives viewers a glimpse of Miami beyond the swaying palm trees, ritzy malls and million-dollar beachfront homes. The documentary is the second ...

Fifth annual African Diaspora Dance and Drum Festival in Little Haiti

The thumping sounds of traditional African drums will celebrate ethnic pride and culture during the fifth annual African Diaspora Dance and Drum Festival from Sept. 5-7 in Little Haiti. Sponsored by Delou, Africa, Inc. the festival will include myriad music, ...

Chatter That Matters

The Cheeks family reunion orchestrated by Cotious and Connie Arnold, along with the host committee was held in Tampa July 17-20 with the theme “A Gathering of Generations: Remembering Our Past, Living Today, and Embracing Our Future.” Attendees enjoyed excursions, ...

Lifestyle Happenings

The Miami Jackson Class of 1969 will have a planning meeting, 45 Year Reunion, on Saturday August 30, at Piccadilly Restaurant, Hialeah, 10 a.m. Call 305-620-4827. Miami Northwestern Class of 1965, invites classes 63-1967 to join them in worship at ...

The Sports Brothers

America fell in love with a group of young African-American men who dazzled the nation and the world in the just concluded Little League World Series. The Jackie Robinson West All-Stars are still the darlings of Chicago, even after a ...

Diddy leads a REVOLT

Diddy. Russell Simmons. LA Reid. Look out. They’re set to lead a REVOLT in Miami. The trio will be among a powerhouse lineup of some of the most influential movers and shakers who will converge on Miami Beach for the ...

Chatter That Matters

New Miami Northwestern Senior High School football coach Eddie “Rabbit” Brown feels the Bulls will see a marked improvement from last year’s 5-5 record and come out on the winning side this football season. As I observed Brown and his ...

Lifestyle Happenings

The St. John Community Development Corp. will host its 15th annual fundraising gala Fri. Aug. 22 at the Jungle Island Treetop Ballroom. Call 305-372-0682. Booker T. Washington Class of 1965 Inc. will meet 3:30 p.m. Sat. Aug. 16 at the ...

It's Tannehill's time to shine

The 2013 season for Ryan Tannehill was a step in the right direction. The second year quarterback showed promise by doubling his touchdown numbers. He also passed for almost 700 more yards, and ended up with a better completion and ...

Chatter That Matters

Congratulations to Alice Day founder of the Sunshine Jazz Club, for presenting the fifth annual Hall of Fame inductees, along with Keith Valles, president, and “The Real” Tracy Fields, WLRN FM 91.3 (Mon – Fri. at 7 p.m.). Valles had ...